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a million visitors each year. >>> north oakland neighborhood may get a new image with a new name. real estate agents are selling the area as north oakland berkeley emeryville. not everyone welcomes the change. >> scott and laura moved into this area of north oakland with some realtors referred to refer to as noby. >> there is regional shopping around and lots of people walking. >> she loves north oakland. she has lived at this memo for 30 years. >> this is a longstanding north oakland community that is being swallowed up by real estate agents. >> she does not like the idea that real estate agents are selling her neighborhood as boby. she says its plan to sanitize an area of oakland to boost home prices. >> it feels like we are in a pawn of real estate prices and people wanting to think of oakland. >> five shootings on oakland does nothing for oakland as a destination. real estate brokers say the name change reflects the revitalization of the city. new restaurants and old sturdy homes are attracting new families. he likes the name noby. he is selling this home in emeryville for $849,000
>> dan: good evening. i'm dan ashley. news out of oakland. threat of a federal takeover of the oakland police department has ended. the city reached an agreement with civil rights attorneys suing the department and calling for a federal takeover. under this agreement, just approved by a federal judge, oakland will have to hire someone to oversee police reforms. they will pay the salary but that person will report to the judge and have broad powers including firing officers including the chief. it stems from the allegations of four officers who called themselves the riders and were accused a number years ago of handing out vigilanti justice on the streets of oakland. >> developing news, authorities have caught up with software company john mcafee. he was arrested in guatemala accused of entering the country illegally. he created the anti-virus software has been on the run for the past month after officials in belize tried to question him about the death of a neighbor. abc spoke with him in guatemala. >> how i would know? how would i know. >> dan: he says he has requested
loves her. it's a shock. >>reporter: ramona foreman mona to family and friends is oakland latest victim of gun violence. mother of 2 and grandmother of 4 was shot and killed only block from his where she lived. >> 2 people shooting we continue know who they were but we definitely know it wasn't meant for my mama. >>reporter: oakland police agree. she was caught if the cross fire of 2 unidentified shooters and was not their intended target. they say she was leaving this dollar store with her sister headed home when bullet started flying. mona hit and died at the corne corner. words quickly spread through the neighborhood and eventually to her family. >> everybody everybody told us it was mama. i ran straight through the yellow tape. >>reporter: today investigators are turning to to witnesses and surveillance camera to help them identify those responsible. >> you know, it's a grandmother and it's an older black woman. >>reporter: another innocent victim of oakland violence. this organization restorative justice for oakland youth working to change that. >> this is a big loss
. >>> well oakland wants to fill the new job center but some say the plan to pay for it is a sell out for the community. that's because the money would come from revenue generated by new billboards near the bay bridge toll plaza. story tonightm 7 news reporter laura anthony. >> one person polite another crucial funding source. that's the gist of the controversy over how to pay for new job in career resource center in west oakland. proposed deal between the city and oakland army base developer would fund the center with proceeds from 5 new bright and shiny billboard along the freeway at the bay bridge landing. they would join the 3 that are already there. >> okay i grant y this it's a monstrosity but those decision have already been made and negotiated since the bill beard are going to be there, the revenue or some of the revenue from the billboard ought to fund the job center. >>reporter: as show of support for the funding plan oakland clergy join with other community members to hold a candle light vigil and prayer schlts event held at the west oakland library which would house t
the person responsible. >> police and security patrols are being expanded in oakland and other east bay communities. it's helped by an crease in burglaries and other crimes. >> reporter: this is small shopping center that sits oh oakland hills and has seen an increase in crime. >> we had break-ins and robberies and even robberies people that took purses. >> they will patrol the area in an effort to help the oakland police department. the company will respond to calls from existing customers as well as any other merchant. monitored clare resident says more security is needed. >> we have been seeing seen a lot more home invasions and burglaries. anything that can help control it i'm for it. >> there be increased patrols including piedmont shopping districts private security firms like bay alarm. david owns camera shop and member of merchant association. he doesn't think its deterrent to criminals. >> you see it out there, oh, it's nice, i don't think they do any good. detriment we would like to think they are i don't believe exists. >> reporter: the district needs 24-hour patrols which is
the circumstances surrounding an at risk juvenile victim who went missing from an oakland care facility. 7 nuts reporter nick smith has latest news on the case. >> tej girls suffers from severe autism and has mental capacity of 9-year-old went missing from this group home in oakland. after appealing to the public for help and several searches koovrd natured by the oakland police department she was found in san francisco on a muni bus. her parents tell us that she had been assaulted. today facility director express their gratitude to the public for helping find her. >> that's really what resulted in her return to safety. we are really, really gritful to the community. >>reporter: i spoke with the girl mother by phone. she says that she doesn't want to discuss the nature of her daughter injuries or the details of the arrest out of concern that it may jeopardize her daughter's case. >> writ now we are very pleased that there's been an aprehension.so pleased that the community responded the way it did. >>reporter: oakland police not saying much. only an arrest has been made. the particular
: then there was oakland native larry rogers now living in chicago. great snow this weekend so i had to get up here and bring the kid. great time. >>reporter: don't get snow in chicago do you. >> we get snow but we don't get the mountains. we need snow and mountains. thinks perfect. >> holiday lane up perfect for us. holiday where normally only 2 with lining up with the weekend experience in higher than normal volume. today we have already beat budget and seven hours left. >>reporter: bone dry all clear today making it that much easier from the bay area up to the slopes. at blue canyon, abc 7 news. >> national weather service confirms that rare tornado touched down in watsonville over the weekend look at the damp over mess of 75 miles an hour wind across a 20 yard path on saturday. one green house at the nursery here on san andre as road crushed and 4 others damaged. >> tornado about 7:00 o'clock and crew generally starts at 7:00 o'clock so they were just getting the tool and ready to come to the green house to start cutting. and i'm so thankful that nobody was in there. >>reporter: tha
happened. >>reporter: walnut creek, laura anthony abc 7 news. >> oakland signed one of the country most prominent crime fighters to help reverse the spiral of violence in the city. as nick explains bringing in a top cop with very big reputation. >> we have heard from our community members. we have heard their cry loud and clear. >>reporter: police chief jordan not pleased with the spike of crime in oakland. as of november robbery up 24 percent. burglary 43 percent. and to date there have been 127 homicides. >> that's way too many way too many on my watch. i don't want -- i want to change that. >> city manager and mayor at his side oakland top law enforcement officers introduced a two point plan to restrict gun violence and routes crime in oakland. crime fighting measures will include one contracting with the strategic policy partnership that is a group of senior policemanger with proven record of violence reduction. leading that team will be bob of boston and bill brad headed both new york city and los angeles police departments. no. 2, return to neighborhood policing. 5 distin
as well as san rafael. san francisco close to 4 inches. oakland close to 4 inches and san jose racked up close to 2 1/2 inches. as you mentioned, another system is headed for the bay area, not as strong. we'll take a look at the timing coming up. >> a scary situation in pescadero. fire crews had to rescue two drivers who's cars got caught on flooded highway 101. it caught maybe many people off guard due to the sudden rise of water. heavy rain is being blamed for an accident that injured four people. three of them are from the fire district. we do want to a warn you. some of the video may be intense for some viewers. >> you can hear the crunch of an out of control vehicle making impact followed by moments of confusion. then screams for help from firefighters kelly morse. she was one of three members injured in this roadside accident. fire crews were investigating a series of rain related crashes on highway 24 near the exit. >> a third car hit the side of our fire engine. then actually rolled over up onto the embankment. >> fire captain and firefighters kelly morgs and one other was rushed
the lobby is repaired. >>> oakland police are on the outlook that shot and killed a 16-year-old girl. the girl was killed. a 14-year-old boy was also hit. he is expected to live. witnesses describe the shooter as being between 13 and 16 years old and wearing a red t-shirt. >> nine people have died in a bus crash in oregon. it lost control on a icy stretch of i-84. it slammed in a guardrail and rescue workers had to use ropes to retrieve survivors. about 30 people lived through the crash and 20 of them were injured. >> hillary clinton has been admitted to the hospital. she has a blood clot. they found the clot in a follow-up exam today. she was admitted to a hospital in new york so doctors can keep an eye on her. >>> democrats and republicans are wrangling over last minute ledges to avert the fiscal cliff there is no sign of a deal so far. chuck stephenson has the latest. >> they heard this prayer from the senate chaplain. >> look on our nation and save us from self-inflicted wounds. >> the clock is ticking towards the new year's eve midnight hour when budget cuts swoop down from the
bought by oakland and san francisco police. >> michelle who did not want to give her last name was more than 200 people willing to sell their guns to san francisco police many who waited in long line were brought here by the tragedy. mass murder of 20 children in connecticut. >> is that why you brought the gun? >> absolutely. i never thought about getting rid of them before. >> a vietnam vet and had he and his wife sobbed hearing the news. jan turning her gun in so it could never take a life. >> if this is something that might hurt somebody some day, i would feel terrible about that. >> the gun buy-back was funded by an anonymous donor. they in turn contacted the boys club here in san francisco. dr. joseph marshall turns show that community thinks something about gun violence. >> people started lining up in their cars at 6:00 a.m. to turn in guns at st. benedict church. this is where oakland police were buying the guns. >> we have every anticipation exceeding all expectations today. >> initial target was taking 500 guns but financial incentive helped bring the people out. >> money. >> $
to auctio auction. the charges filed against sunnyvale owner at least not yet. >> oakland certainly had more than its fair share of crime but what happened to a church youth grooem group seems particularly unfair. traveled to florida and robbers made off with all the cash they brought with them to get by. more on this story from heather. >>reporter: group of 24 teenagers and young adults setoff yesterday with high hope for exciting fulfilling adventure. trip from the church in oakland to christmas youth conference in fort lauderdale. the within hours of arrival they were crushed to find 12,000 dollars cash the, lug annual and the adult leader passport stolen out of their rental van while they had lunc lunch. >> we were out here many miles for help.home with no one to >>reporter: the group wings of love ministry had each brought cash to cover expenses. it was consolidated by the group leaders and they say they were on their way from the airport to the bank when they decided to stop for lunch. strangers and loan from home got them through the night. thisen today the despair turne
in oakland over lockwood elementary school in response today's school shooting in connecticut the oakland police department made their uniform school officers available at any camp puts that wanted extra coverage and supervision. officers are primarily assigned to 6 campuses in the district. >> and we never think of this kind of unspeakable act of violence that could happen in our community but of course it could. which is why police and school officials here in the bay area try to prepare in case abc 7 news vick lee with that part of our coverage. >>reporter: since the columbine massacre schools have been holding tactical drills with police. simulating shootings where there are casualty and hostages. all with the goal of preparing teachers staff and students for the unthinkable. schools toughen security and rae examine how they would respond to violence on their campuses. san francisco school chief richard core says every campus now has a safety plan and crisis manual. >> it hats multiple scenario from intruders to gas leak to electrical leak to evacuations and schools practice the
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at cloverdale, livermore. many locations we'll see lows in the 30s. 42 in oakland and 38 at half moon bay. bundle up. satellite and radar composite image shows the cold front that brought us the cold air and now the big chill. coastal watch is still in effect. we have two more days of this. tomorrow and friday, reaching 7.2 feet. and 7 feet on friday morning and then things start to normalize a bit. we don't have major rain storms on top of the high tides. high temperatures tomorrow, mainly in the low to mid 50s much like today. a little chilly but its seasonally chilly. mid 50s. a degree or two milder to the south but not very much. here is the seven-day forecast. temperature range won't change much the next few days but a chance of showers on friday and frosty on saturday under sunny skies. chance of evening rain on sunday. chance of showers on monday. chance of showers lingering into tuesday morning. looks like a rainy day on wednesday. after a bit of chill we need to contend and then we'll go back to a rainy pattern that will last for several days until next week. carry an umbrella. >
. the owner had just bought it. and in oakland during the storm just one of many accidents on slick roads. good evening everyone i'm carolyn johnson. dan is off tonight. showers this evening but still one more big storm we have to contend w.let's get right to sandy tracking it all open live doppler 7 hd. live doppler 7 hd we see the rainfall intensity picking up again so show you where the showers are. first we go to the north bay where they have been coming in and just redeveloping very quickly. i take you down to street level here around guerneville and russian river to forgetville. river road sweetwater springs road we get some moderate to heavy rainfall right now and as we pan around to other parts of the bay area you can see here glen ellen warm springs road we have some showers out towards napa road. check this out around nap a.you can see how quickly this is all developing and moving. old sonoma road getting a heavy downpour. in the east bay we go through street out to albany berkeley dwight avenue lighter rainfall but we have some moderate rain showing up here so we are wat
to move in. toward brisbane and heavy rain. that is extending over to daly city. over towards oakland, broadway terrace and moderate rain and another area south of san jose, very moderate rain from boulder creek south of saratoga and south of san jose, as well. rainfall totals the past 24 hours, quite impressive. over an inch of rain in redwood city, concord, also fairfield, over two inches of rain in san rafael. folks, this next system will move in tomorrow morning, three to four additional inches of rain possible in some locations. we'll tell you when you can expect the heavy rain comingup. >>> check out this storm damage tonight in san francisco, a large branch from a tree came crashing down during strong rains and winds. the 76 gas station on potrero avenue was damaged and car window was damaged. >> we would have gotten killed about f we were sitting in the car last night. >> fortunately there was no one under the canopy when it came crashing down. >> a car crashed into a car. one looned down the embankment on the roof and other went halfway down and landed on the side. no one was
is expected to visit in the coming days. well, in the east bay an oakland mother is recovering after being hit bay stray bullet while attending christmas church services. and she spoke exclusively with abc 7 news reporter nick smith from her hospital bed. >> i looked back and i saw a bullet coming at my son's head and i threw myself over my son. >> maria spoke to me from her hospital bed after a night at church took a violent turn and left her seriously he wounded. >> we were at church with my daughter and some people passed by shooting at the church. >> reporter: her pastor was telling the story about the birth of christ when out of no where he heard. >> boom, boom, boom, boom. i was scared. i said to people -- said go down. as fast as you can. >> reporter: at least four bullets pierced through the walls and directly in the path of parishonners. she moved quickly but her instincts to shield her children put her in the direct path of one of of the bullets. >> i got shot in the lung and it injured my intestine and my stomach. >> reporter: there were more than 100 parishonners attending a christ
readings generally in the upper 50's to right around 60, 61 in oakland right now. these are forecast feature rape spreads south ward overnight. rain turns to showers tomorrow giving way to actually partly sunny skies in the afternoon. we'll see dryer pattern beginning on thursday. satellite radar composite image showing the approaching system which is slow moving system and that's why it has not advanced very far south ward but has all the overnight hours to do that. forecast animation at 11:00 o'clock tonight. we'll see by 5:00 o'clock in the morning start of our rush hour more wide spread rainfall pushed into the south bay and pens lashtion santa cruz mountains a little bit in the east bay then by 7:00 o'clock in the morning we see a pvt of rather heavy rain developing right through the central parts of bay year. some downpour there. then 9:00 o'clock in the morning we see the heavy rain shifting eastward and south ward then by 11:00 a.m. all parts of the bay area 7 at least some moderate rainfall. if if the drenching rain. heavy steady rain showers in the afternoon hours an
. major retailer goes money ball.so can man who helped run the oakland a's now help inspire a winning [ female announcer ] here's to a whole world of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. get breyer's ice cream for $2.88 and dessert will surely shine. make it a grand finale with starbucks just $6.99. turns out this season less is really so much more. so make your holiday merrier than ever before. safeway. ingredients for life. >> still no deal on the fiscal cliff following an unscheduled meeting at the what it house this afternoon between president obama and house speaker boehner. the president wants a rate hike on the top 2% of income earners. boehner opposes that very had he mentally. deal must be reached by december 31 to the avoid going over that fiscal cliff. that's combination of tax increases and spending cuts that some fear could plunge the country into recession once again. >> walgreens drugstore chain has agreed to pay a huge fine to settle an environmental laws
. in the newsroom, 7 news. >> while we are talking about guns the police chief of oakland and san francisco are calling a weekend gun buy-back program small victory in the face of the connecticut rampag rampage. the buy-back took 600 guns off the street. 300 in oakland. 300 in san francisco. oakland mayor kwan says she's hoping to hold another gun buy-back soon because so many people showed up saturday they ran out of moneyment couldn't buy any more guns gentleman well it is rainy and cold once again as you know. expect could to keep umbrella coats by the front door. here's sandhya with a quick look at tonight's temperatures on live doppler 7 hd. >> temperatures are falling you can see why as you look at live doppler 7 hd. skies clear out face toly and the temperatures are really starting to come down. look how they dropped. 43 degrees right now in santa rosa. it is currently 45 napa fairfield. pretty much see a significant as to where it is going to get cold. bay side community temperatures in the low to mid 50's. in a few minutes i show you just how cold it gets by morning and
remove the debris. >> in the oakland hills a tree came crashing down without any warning. >> just see the tree come down and my heart just sank. >>reporter: at nearly 80 feet in height and weighing close to a ton the tree slammed across busy shepherd canyon road with enough pressure and density to crush anything beneath it. the force from the branches caved part of the car roof ripped off the casing to a side view mirror and fractured his windshield. the near miss and visible damage a reminder of what could have been. >> i heard it bounce directly off my roof and feel pretty lucky. >> heavy rain sat ateed hillside week root system. >>reporter: firefighters from station 24 work quickly to clear the tree from the roadway using multiple saw to attack from different angle. in a show of true holiday spirit motorist who had not been allowed to pass got out of the cars and offered helping hand. proving that nothing is too big to move when you worked together. that was the true sign of holiday spirit. now the break in the rain is only temporary. according to our abc 7 weather team we
at this point. right now, high temperatures that were pretty chilly and 57 in oakland with the warm spot and mid 50s in san rafael. 52 in santa cruz. upper 30s, 37 in napa and 39 in fairfield and 40 in mountain view. numbers will slowly drop. skies will continue to clear and we'll get some of that patchy frost in north and east bay valleys with numbers already as much as eight degrees cooler than last night at this time. definitely a chillier evening. this is going to be the way it will play out the next several nights. skies will remain clear and weak weather systems give us a reinforcing shot of colder air. patchy frost for the morning. sunny for sunday with a chance of showers around the monterey bay, then by monday, partly cloudy skies in the morning. by late in the day, looks like showers once again want to skirt the shoreline. just a slight chance in the forecast. overnight lows, when you wake up tomorrow morning, upper 20s in cloverdale. 29 in antioch and fairfield with freezing temperatures, concord and morgan hill, santa cruz a little warmer by the water. hour left for the high surf adv
laws. we'll have more on the president's actions later on. today in oakland the community came together during a special mass for the victims. nick smith was there. >> archbishop and cathedral of price the light led the mass. they gathered to remember the victims and families touched by the school shooting in connecticut. >> as we reach for our brothers and sisters taken from us by a sudden and violent death. >> more than 200 listened for the need of prayer and looking for answers. >> a wreath in memory of sandy hook elementary was hung and names read aloud. those i spoke with they don't know the victims but it made them feel spiritedly connected. they were here to heal. >> encouragement to the family of those that lost their loved ones. just to know that god is still the head of our lives and faith does help us to put through our faith and that is why we came today. ♪ ♪ >> students from the catholic school not much older than the victims themselves, sang silent night, hoping that the theme and words will do just that to a community still feeling pain. ♪ >> nick smith, "abc 7 news
on the cool side. mainly in the low to mid-50s up to 56 in oakland and 55 in fremont. cooler in parts of the north bay. 53 in santa rosa. looking southward to monterey bay, showers will end later in the day. high temperatures mainly in the mid-50s. here is the accu-weather seven-day forecast. there is a slight chance of some showers mainly in the north bay on friday. chance of rain on saturday and drying out again on sunday. we'll have sunny skies on monday which is new year's eve and day of sunshine on tuesday with high temperatures in the mid-50s. >> dan: after christmas rain we will be ready for that. >> you are right about that. >> dan: larry beil is off but rick kwan is here. >> sports world is celebrating christmas with lots of n.b.a. basketball. do you hear what i hear? >> jingle bells, jingle all the way ♪ ♪ hoe oe what look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out
cancelled today. no cancellations have been reported in oakland or san jose. there are worries about the post christmas travel rush. more storms could snarl air traffic in the northeastern u.s. and again here in the bay area. >> the weather is bringing snow and lots of it to sierra. canes are mandatory on all mountain highways. here is a view from donner lake. two tow trucks are only cars on the road. lanes were full of traffic around 67 but cars are moving. it's making ski resorts very happy. a foot and a half fell in sierra and more is adding to the total. a view from heavenly valley resort. >>> we would like you to share your weather video or pictures with us, send them to ureport or share them with us on our facebook page or on twitter. >>> tonight the debate over how to prevent gun violence like the newtown shooting is heeding up. head of nra did not back down from the comments made last week appearing on sunday morning talk shows, he stood by the nra's requests for armed guards in school. he says the problem is not guns but criminals that carry out violence. dianne feinstein pl
francisco. 2 from oakland. and the other 2 have hercules addresses. police made the arrest day after a passing driver found the couple in the middle of russell street in the ingleside district. male victim 26-year-old steven reid died later at san francisco general hospital. police source tells us the suspects are brought in for questioning to the hall of justice yesterday after investigators received ladies from the public. they were later arrested at a house in hercules today in l early morning hours. police spokesman officer says everyone involved knew each other. >> there was an extensive relationship between the victims and the suspects in this case. i can not get in details about the relationshitae relationships. >>reporter: investigators are still looking at a motive. source tells us the female victim was then to be involved in prostitution. they are still trying to find out if the victims were from out of town. >> now the teenager female victim was also beaten with a blunt instrument but she was not shot. now yesterday doctors said that her wounds were life threatening
the oakland a's and what reasons did you want to sign here? >> billy bean is extremely sexy and cool. but that's only one of the reason why. >> first rule. kiss up to the boss. never hurts. >> back from spectacular road trip the warriors back home tonight looking to kee good times rolling hosting 5 and 18 new orleans hornet for a little while. david lee named western conference player on the week. he should be on the all star team. get on the band wagon here. then curtain with authority. how about the subtle pump fake no. 1 pick davis show and go finger roll. 19 in the first half for lee. brian anderson quick trigger out of cal 24-19. second quarter. great ball movement. alone in the corner. golden state up 10. more of the same in the second half. the up fake. fly by. and good. then transition. reward the traile trailer. oh, yes. karl land dry throwing down hard but the hornet hung around. former warrior. he dunks and this was a 5 point game. warriors seal the deal late with curry at the line and it is a final 103-96. warriors win. finish one a scene from the r
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